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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
An iconic figure in pro wrestling during the 1980’s has died.
“Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff was a powerful and athletic force during his prime. He racked up a number of championship reigns across multiple territories...prior to his arrival in the World Wrestling Federation in 1983.
He was part of the main event at WrestleMania I...and became a key rival during Hulk Hogan’s first reign as WWF Champion.
Injuries shortened Orndorff’s career. He did wrestle a bit for WCW during the 90’s...and later worked backstage.
Orndorff’s family announced his passing on Monday. Paul Orndorff was 71.
The NXT Championship is on the line tonight. Karrion Kross will defend against Johnny Gargano. Samoa Joe will be the special guest referee.
Also tonight, the first match in the NXT Breakout Tournament: Ikeman Jiro vs. Duke Hudson.
Also, Sarray vs. Gigi Dolin.
A big upset on last night’s Raw. Xavier Woods surprised WWE Champion Bobby Lashley with a small package to get the pin in a non-title match.
Raw Women’s Champ Rhea Ripley won a non-title match over Natalya, finishing her off with the Riptide. Charlotte Flair attacked Ripley’s knee after the match.
Sheamus pinned Humberto Carrillo with the Brogue Kick to retain the United States Championship.
Ricochet beat John Morrison in a Falls Count Anywhere match. Ricochet finished him off with a splash from the top rope through Morrison AND the ladder bridge he was laying on.
Ivar pinned one half of the Raw Tag Champs, AJ Styles. The other half of the Viking Raiders wasn’t as fortunate. Erik was pinned by Omos in what was the first singles match for Omos on the main roster.
Nikki Cross - or Nikki ASH - won a 4-Way over Asuka, Naomi and Alexa Bliss. Eva Maria and...Doudrop were ringside for this. Alexa got in Eva Marie’s face at one point. Doudrop sent Alexa over the barricade...and then we found that Alexa had disappeared. Anyway, Nikki got the pin after a rollup on Asuka.
Jinder Mahal THOUGHT he had stolen Drew McIntyre’s family sword last week. But it turns out, he just had the “rental”. McIntyre took out his revenge on Mahal’s motorcycle.
It was announced that the Viking Raiders will challenge AJ Styles & Omos for the Raw Tag Team Titles AT Money In The Bank. That match had been announced for next Monday’s Raw.
Natalya has been added to the women’s Money In The Bank ladder match. There’s only one open spot left to be announced.
This may sound like a formality, but AEW officially announced the signings of the Varsity Blonds: Brian Pillman Jr. and Griff Garrison on Monday.
On last night’s AEW Dark: Elevation…
The Blonds and Billy & Colten Gunn beat The Acclaimed and Chaos Project. Brain Pillman Jr. pinned Luther with his top rope clothesline. After the match, The Acclaimed made it clear they want a showdown against the Blonds.
Jora Johl joined up with the Hardy Family Office, tagging up with Private Party against Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor & Wheeler Yuta. Yuta caught Johl in a rollup to get the pin.
Jungle Boy reversed a rollup into one of his own to beat Lee Johnson...and Darby Allin pinned Angelico with the Coffin Drop in the main event.
Ring Of Honor will hold its Death Before Dishonor pay per view in Lakeland, Florida on Sunday, September 12th.
On this past weekend’s ROH TV...Flip Gordon submitted PJ Black with the STF...and La Faccion Ingobernable’s Dragon Lee & Kenny King won a 3-Way Match over Violence Unlimited’s Brody King & Tony Deppen and The Foundation’s Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham. King pinned Gresham.
Battleground Championship Wrestling announced it booked the former Buddy Murphy for its show at Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on September 18th. He’s set to go one-on-one against Brian Cage.
The former Alexander Wolfe is being promoted for wXw’s 20th anniversary show on August 7th.
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